First Day — Jun 19, 2018
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is the first day the following items have appeared in Around Town. Items are generally published a maximum of five times.)
The Cottonwood 4-H Club will conduct a fair entry/County Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, in the CVE Community Room. Have all fair entries filled out and ready to be signed. This is the last 4-H meeting of the year, and food will be provided. RSVP to Traci at 703-1299 or the Eddy County Extension Office at 575-887-6595 for an accurate food count.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Around Town is intended to announce events of interest to the general public in Artesia and the immediate area. Announcements of club and nonprofit organizations, school activities, government events and church activities are generally included in Around Town.)
TEEN CRAFT DAY
Teens ages 13-18 are invited to create clocks from records from 3-5 p.m. today at the Artesia Public Library. For more information, contact Jessica Paschal, teen services librarian, at 746-8515.
OPAC GALLERY ARTIST
The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center will host artwork by Laura Lewis, a High Plains regional artist known for her ability to capture the expansive landscapes, skyscapes, and agricultural imagery of that part of Texas, in its lobby gallery during the month of June. A reception for the artist will be held at 6 p.m. today at the OPAC, followed by a film at 7 p.m. and a Q&A immediately afterward. For more information, call the OPAC box office at 746-4212.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity of Artesia will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today in the First United Methodist Church parlor. The public is invited to attend.
The Artesia Shrine Club has carzalia onions for sale, $10 per bag. For more information, contact Ken at 513-2694 or 746-4339.
TEEN MUSIC DAY
Teens ages 13-18 are invited to learn how sound works and why balloons can scream from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Artesia Public Library. For more information, contact Jessica Paschal, teen services librarian, at 746-8515.
SUMMER ARTS WORKSHOPS
The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center will host Summer Arts Workshops in June and July for children ages 5 and up. The drop-in workshops will run from 11 a.m. – noon according to the following schedule: June 26, friendship bracelets; July 10, solar art; July 17, TBD. Cost is $10 per student. For more information, call the OPAC box office at 746-4212.
SUMMER MOVIE SERIES
As part of its Summer Movie Series, the Artesia Arts Council will present “Footloose” (1984), starring Kevin Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker, at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in Heritage Walkway. The movie and popcorn are free; bring a chair and a drink.
BROWN BAG THEATRE
The Artesia Community Theatre will present “The Stage Trolls” at 12:10 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Public Safety Complex, 3300 W. Main St. Come join the police department and firefighters for this hilarious show. Parking will be in the back lot; enter through the double doors marked “Employees Only.”
SEEK FIRST FOOTBALL
Seek First Sports will hold flag football evaluations for youth entering kindergarten through fifth grade June 25 at the First Baptist Church Total Life Center, 322 W. Grand Ave. Register online at http://www.fbcartesia.org/flag-football. Cost is $35 per child, $5 less for each additional child in the same family. Practices will begin July 2.
FUMC BIBLE SCHOOL
First United Methodist Church will hold a “Rolling Rover Rampage – Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God” Vacation Bible School for children ages 3 through fifth-grade graduate from 5:30-8 p.m. June 25-28 at the church, 500 W. Grand Ave. Dinner is included.
The Artesia Special Hospital District Board of Trustees will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday, June 25, in the Artesia General Hospital meeting room for the purpose of conducting regular business and discussing finances and other matters in an open setting.
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE
Deadline for entries for the “Let Freedom Ring” Fourth of July parade is 4 p.m. Friday, June 29. There is no fee to enter. Forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, 107 N. First St., or the Elks Lodge, 322 W. Quay Ave., after 4 p.m. Parade route is Bulldog Boulevard to Second Street, with lineup beginning at 8 a.m. All trailers and floats must be skirted. Entries are not allowed to throw anything from vehicle and floats. For more information, contact Martha Kalas at 308-6650 or Desirae Thurman at 495-0197.
MAYHILL FARMERS’ MARKET
The Mayhill Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, in the park and continue each Saturday thereafter.
The City of Artesia is currently accepting registrations for the Summer Youth Program. The program will run from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8 a.m. – noon Fridays through July 27. Cost is $75 for full day, $50 for half day, either 8 a.m. – noon or 1-5 p.m. The program is open to all students in grades 1-6. For more information, contact Miriam Kramer at 748-0299 or visit the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St.
MUSEUM HANDS-ON EXHIBIT
“Everything Old is New in Technology,” a hands-on early technology exhibit, is on display now through Aug. 31 at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center. The exhibit features six hands-on stations with which visitors can experiment. For more information, call 748-2390.
The Artesia Public Library will host a children’s Musical StoryTime from 10-11 a.m. each Tuesday during the Summer Reading Program, a special guest from the community will share stories and books about musical instruments, with a different instrument featured each week. The event is free. For more information, call the library at 746-4252.
CHILDREN’S STEAM LAB
Children ages 0-12 are invited to drop in at the Artesia Public Library from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each Wednesday for a STEAM Lab. Try to build the weekly challenge instrument or participate in other activities. For more information, call the library at 746-4252.
Children ages birth to 12 are invited to drop in from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each Friday at the Artesia Public Library to participate in a LEGO Lab. Play with LEGOs and try to build each week’s challenge. For more information, call the library at 746-4252.
AUXILIARY THRIFT SHOP
The Artesia General Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, 611 N. First St., is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. The shop is no longer offering bag sales. Donations can be dropped off during business hours.
ON THE MOVE DONATIONS
All donations to On the Move must be clean and in working order. Clothing should be washed and folded in boxes or bags, or on hangers. Nothing is to be left outside the building. Outreach Center hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays. If another drop-off time is needed, call 513-0398 to arrange one.
The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation would like to inform Artesia-area residents that assistance is available with rent, utilities and prescriptions with a complete, approved application. Applications are available from 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. Wednesdays at the SNMCAC Building, 1313 Gilchrist Ave. Ask for Bonnie.
A free English as a second language class will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 2519 W. Hermosa Drive. For more information, call 308-4700.
The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center is seeking volunteers/docents to help with tasks such as watching over the gallery, answering phones, taking messages, straightening up, etc. Volunteers can receive discounts on tickets, workshops, classes, etc. For more information, contact Laurie at the OPAC, 746-4212 or [email protected].
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a weight-loss group that meets at 9 a.m. each Wednesday at the Senior Center. The group offers lessons on good nutrition and losing weight. Need not be a Senior Center member to attend. For more information, call 736-0250.
A support group is being formed for families of children with autism. For more information, contact Jessica at 420-1391 or Eric at 420-0059.
Adult yoga classes for all skill levels are held from 9-10:15 a.m. Saturdays and Kids’ Yoga from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Saturdays at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Cost is $10 for a drop-in class or $80 for a 10-class package. For more information, call the OPAC at 746-4212.
STAINED GLASS CLASSES
Openings are now available for adults wishing to learn the art of stained glass. Classes will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday evenings. For more information, contact Felipe at 308-9112.
Artesia General Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Association will host an Alzheimer’s Family Support Group from 10-11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month in the AGH Senior Care Unit dining room (enter via AGH Human Resources entrance off of 13th Street; ring bell of Senior Care Unit for admission). Refreshments are served. Families dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, or those wishing to learn more about the diseases, are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 736-8175.
PLACED BY GRACE
A Placed by Grace adoption ministry meets at 3:30 p.m. the first and third Sunday of every month in the Harvest Fellowship Sanctuary, 404 W. Richey Ave. Anyone who has been part of an adoption is invited to attend. For more information, contact Harvest Fellowship at 746-6195.
Celebrate Recovery, a non-denominational, Christ-centered recovery program, is held each Tuesday at Hermosa Church of Christ. A meal is served at 6 p.m., followed by the program from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, call 513-2709 or 308-9273.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Artesia Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers. The organization delivers hot lunches to the elderly and individuals with disabilities. For more information on volunteering or registering a participant to receive meals, call 746-9642.
KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE
The Keeping the Dream Alive organization will meet at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St. The public is invited to attend.
Lakeview Christian Hospice will offer Grief Share, a video and support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday mornings at the Senior Center, 202 Chisum Ave. For more information, contact Ronda Suderman King at 575-887-0933.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets the first and third Thursdays of each month. MOPS is open to mothers with children ages newborn-kindergarten. This is a way to meet moms in the community. Childcare is provided. For more information, visit Artesia MOPS on Facebook.
The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation’s senior citizens’ bingo program takes place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at 312 W. Kemp Ave. Rides are available. For more information, call David any time, day or night, at 602-9210.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 7-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 4-5 p.m. Sundays at 505 W. Richey Ave.